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Earth Day Connection: Listen to the Earth

Earth is calling—can you hear Her? The environmental issues we face causes me great anxiety or agida, as my Italian grandmother used to say. I work actively to focus on the positive things happe…

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Can Human Bodies Become Compost?

Our burial practices are generally a taboo topic. We don’t like to think about death, least of all how our burials will affect the environment. Unfortunately, burials aren’t very sustainable, so let’s…

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How Many Planets Does It Take To Support Your Lifestyle?

You know what size shoe you wear. But do you have any idea how big the footprint is you leave behind? I’m not talking about how long your foot is from toe to heel, or how wide it is. I’m talking ab…

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This Earth Day, Pledge to Ditch These 7 Toxic Chemicals

Why not make Earth Day matter this year? Pledge to ditch these 7 toxic chemicals in favor of more natural and healthy products. 1) Triclosan - Triclosan is an antibacterial agent found in soaps, sh…

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How Ductless Air Conditioning Saves Energy

Ductless air conditioning is ideal for cooling a home or a room which is not equipped with the traditional HVAC ductwork. This type of A/C is also called mini split due to its size and the fact that -…

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A Complete Guide to Urban Farming

Urban farming, also sometimes referred to as urban agriculture or urban gardening, is the term most often used to reference the act of growing plants in urban areas. According to the Urban Agriculture…

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Creepy Things You Probably Don’t Want to Know About Dust Mites (& 8 Ways to Beat Them)

Dust mites are microscopic insects that can cause major allergic reactions if you’re susceptible. Reactions range from nasal congestion to swollen eyes to asthma. Since they’re so tiny, you’ll never s…

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8 Beautiful & Easy-To-Grow Houseplants

At Gardenista, we appreciate  hearing about new plants we should try next. From the members of the Remodelista Architect/Designer Directory, here are the experts' favorite, easiest-to-grow houseplants…

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6 Mistakes You’re Probably Making With Your Dishwasher

It's been a little over 60 years since dishwashers came into the homes of Middle Class America, revolutionizing housework in the process. Today, about 75% of American households enjoy the privilege of…

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8 Biggest Myths About Germs

We all know that we need to keep ourselves -- and our surroundings -- clean and sanitary to prevent disease. But how much do you really know about germs? Read on for some of the biggest myths about ge…

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